Foreword xv Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Yoga 5 Chapter 1: Yoga 101: Building a Foundation 7 Chapter 2: Ready, Set, Yoga! 23 Chapter 3: Preparing for a Fruitful Yoga Practice 33 Chapter 4: Relaxed Like a Noodle: The Fine Art of Letting Go of Stress 41 Chapter 5: Breath and Movement Simplified 55 Part II: Moving into Position: Basic Yoga Postures 77 Chapter 6: Please Be Seated 79 Chapter 7: Standing Tall 89 Chapter 8: Steady as a Tree: Mastering Balance 107 Chapter 9: Absolutely Abs 115 Chapter 10: Looking at the World Upside Down: Safe Inversion Postures 123 Chapter 11: Easy ?round the Bends: Classic Bending Floor Postures 133 Chapter 12: Several Twists on the Yoga Twist 151 Chapter 13: Dynamic Posture: The Rejuvenation Sequence and Sun Salutation 159 Chapter 14: A Recommended Beginners? Routine for Men and Women 167 Part III: Creating and Customizing Your Yoga Routine 177 Chapter 15: Designing Your Own Yoga Program 179 Chapter 16: Partnering Up for Yoga 215 Chapter 17: It?s Never Too Soon: Pre- and Postnatal Yoga 231 Chapter 18: Yoga for Kids and Teens 243 Chapter 19: It?s Never Too Late: Yoga for Midlifers and Older Adults 265 Chapter 20: Prop Art: The Why and How of Simple Props 287 Chapter 21: Yoga Against the Wall 295 Part IV: Living Life the Yoga Way 309 Chapter 22: Yoga throughout the Day 311 Chapter 23: Meditation and the Higher Reaches of Yoga 323 Chapter 24: Yoga Therapy: Customizing Your Back and Body Treatments 337 Chapter 25: Using Restorative Postures to Relieve Stress and Chronic Pain 357 Part V: The Part of Tens 371 Chapter 26: Ten Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice 373 Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Your Yoga Practice 377 Index 379
Larry Payne, PhD, is the founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and was named one of Americas most respected yoga teachers by the Los Angeles Times . Georg Feuerstein, PhD, was internationally respected for his contribution to Yoga research and the history of consciousness.